As you may know, Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller ended any collaborations with ICE. As a response to Sheriffs who are taking similar stands across North Carolina, House Speaker Tim Moore and North Carolina lawmakers are attempting to forcing ALL Sheriff’s to collaborate with ICE, by introducing a new bill.
House Bill 370, also known as the “Show Me Your Papers” Law, would require sheriffs and deputies to:
- Ask people about their immigration status regardless of criminal charge
- Report the presence of undocumented people to ICE
- Hand over and/or detain undocumented people to/for ICE
- Comply with any ICE request accompanied by a “detainer” or “ICE hold” (which under federal law are voluntary administrative requests and are not the same as criminal judicial warrants)
The bill will be voted on at the North Carolina House Floor tomorrow (Wednesday, April 3rd).
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY – URGING THEM TO VOTE NO ON HB 370.
Use the script below:
“Hello, my name is_____ and I am asking for Representative______ to vote against HB 370. This bill would force sheriffs to enter into a relationship with ICE, limit due process and place a heavy burden on counties. Thank you.”